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Cote D'Azur

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Europe's favorite fantasy escape is explored in depth with this authoritative, entertaining guide, giving a fresh view of the legendary hot-spots and revealing the hidden charms of the hinterland. Whether visitors want to swan around Brigitte Bardot's former haunts in St.Tropez, or explore Monaco's glittering nightlife and smell the money in Monte-Carlo's glamorous casinos, Cadogan picks out the most stylish places in which to pose. But it's not all glitz and gold; the Cote d'Azur encompasses three mountain ...
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Overview

Europe's favorite fantasy escape is explored in depth with this authoritative, entertaining guide, giving a fresh view of the legendary hot-spots and revealing the hidden charms of the hinterland. Whether visitors want to swan around Brigitte Bardot's former haunts in St.Tropez, or explore Monaco's glittering nightlife and smell the money in Monte-Carlo's glamorous casinos, Cadogan picks out the most stylish places in which to pose. But it's not all glitz and gold; the Cote d'Azur encompasses three mountain regions tumbling down to the sea, and fragrant plains producing flowers, wine, and herbs. And for those that are intoxicated by the work of Renoir and Matisse, they can follow an art trail along the coast whose light has inspired artists for the last two centuries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566567619
  • Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 969,169
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introducing The Guide
01 The Cote d'Azur: a photo essay
02 Introduction 21
A Guide to the Guide 24
03 Historical Outline 25
Milestone Events 26
The Cote d'Azur Today 29
04 Art on the Cote d'Azur 31
Introduction 32
Artists' Directory 33
05 Creating the Cote d'Azur 37
The Cast 38
06 Food and Drink 43
The Cuisine of Provence and the Cote d'Azur 44
Drink 46
Wine 48
Restaurant Basics 49
French Menu Reader 49
07 Travel 57
Before You Go 58
Getting There 58
Entry Formalities 61
Passports and Visas 61
Health and Insurance 61
Getting Around 62
Special-interest Holidays 65
08 Practical A-Z 67
Climate 68
Consulates 68
Crime and the Police 68
Disabled Travellers 69
Environment 70
Festivals 71
Food and Drink 71
Health and Emergencies 71
Money and Banks 71
Opening Hours, Museums and National Holidays 74
Post Offices and Telephones 75
Racism 75
Shopping 75
Sport and Leisure 76
Tourist Information 77
Where to Stay 77
09 The Three Corniches: Menton to Nice 81
Menton 84
North of Menton 89
A Dip into Italy 91
The Grande Corchiche 92
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin 92
Cap Martin 92
Monaco 94
Monte-Carlo 95
North of Monaco 103
The Moyenne Corniche 106
Eze 106
The Corniche Inferieure 108
Beaulieu 108
St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat 110
Villefranche-sur-Mer 112
10 Nice 115
History 126
Vieux Nice 129
The Port, Terra Amata, and Hilltop Follies 133
Up the Paillon 134
West of Place Massena and the Promenade des Anglais 136
Fine and Naif Arts, and a Russian Cathedral 137
Cimiez: Chagall, Matisse and Roman Ruins 139
11 West of Nice: Cagnes to Cannes 143
Cagnes 145
St-Paul-de-Vence and Vence 149
Excursions around Vence, and the Gorges du Loup 156
Back towards the Coast: Biot 159
Antibes, Juan-les-Pins and Vallauris 161
Antibes and the Musee Picasso 161
Juan-les-Pins 168
Golfe-Juan 168
Vallauris 169
Sophia-Antipolis 170
Grasse 170
Around Grasse: Dolmens and Musical Caves 174
Mougins 175
Cannes 177
The Iles de Lerins 185
12 The Esterel to Bandol 187
The Esterel 190
St-Raphael and Frejus 195
The Massif des Maures 201
St-Tropez 203
Into the Massif des Maures 212
Inland from St-Tropez 212
From the Corniche des Maures to Hyeres 216
Hyeres and its Golden Isles 220
Toulon 225
West Coast of the Var: Toulon to Les Lecques 234
Bandol 238
Reference
Language 241
Glossary 245
Further Reading 247
Index 248
Maps
Chapter Divisions 23
The Three Corniches 82
Monaco 96
Nice 116
Vieux Nice 130
From Cagnes to Cannes 144
Cannes 178
The Western Cote d'Azur: The Esterel to Bandol 188
The Esterel 191
The Massif des Maures 201
St-Tropez 204
From the Corniche des Maures to Les Lecques 216
Touon 226
Toulon to Les Lecques 235
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